22. HOW TO CONTROL
KRIYAMAN KARMAS ?
CAN WE STOP PERFORMING THEM AT ALL ?
cannot stop or refrain from performing Kriyaman Karmas in your lifetime.
If you stop it, your life would be stranded and crippled. To keep the
body and soul together you have to eat, drink, sleep, pass urine, stool
and many other activities to keep your body and mind sound and fit to
work. If you stop your physical activities and stop seeing, hearing,
smelling, eating, speaking, touching, walking, passing urine-stool,
sleeping, breathing etc. the physical metabolism would cease to function
and you will stoop into life-negating activities. And then you cannot
earn your livelihood for providing even the bare necessities of life
for keeping your body and soul together for performing your journey
of life. Your action of stopping the physical and mental activities
will also be the negative forms of your actions. If you do not see,
you will fall in a pit and break your legs. If you do not hear the horn
of a car while crossing the road, you will meet with an accident. If
you do not eat, drink, pass urine, stool etc. you will shortly meet
with an unnatural death and your journey of life will be terminated.
Thus if you
stop doing your Kriyaman Karmas even for a moment it would be horrible
and would bring disastrous effects in your life. So you cannot and should
doing your Kriyaman Karmas.
At the same
time, if you perform any Kriyaman Karma it will be a bondage. If you
do even pious actions you will come in bondage with a smooth golden
chain in a golden cage of happiness and if you perform sinful deeds
you are in a bondage with a rough iron chain in an iron cage of miseries.
In short every Kriyaman Karma (action) is a bondage.
Thus on one
side you cannot stop doing Kriyaman Karmas even for a second under any
circumstances; while on the other hand if you do any Kriyaman Karma
either good or bad, pious or sinful, you get bondage in a golden or
iron cage of Prarabdha.
therefore, to avoid this complicated and paradoxical situation and to
be free from the bondage of Kriyaman Karmas, the only alternative is
to go on performing such Kriyaman Karmas as can be completely enjoyed
and exhausted during the present lifetime only and which may not remain
in balance for accumulation as Sanchit Karmas for the next birth or
births. The real key is to perform only those Kriyaman Karmas (with
proper dexterity and discretion) which would dissolve away instantly
upon dispensing their due consequence during the present lifetime without
adding to the burden of Sanchit Karmas to be reckoned for subsequent